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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 20, 2012 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Cream Puff/ARose's Doggie Friends

That one is incredible. I will never understand why Jerry didn't want to continue playing that tune. So few versions, and they all contain ferociously inspired playing from Jerry. His soling is off the charts through the entirety of that performance. Though the highlight of the show for me is “The Same Thing.” I was going to write up 3/18/67 a few days ago for a TDIH thread but didn't get around, and also found out it already has an excellent review on deadlistening.com From deadlistening.com, describing Cream Puff & Same Thing:

“They then explode into "Cream Puff War." The band is comfortably home in this rockin' and blazin' number. Jerry firing off round after round of intense guitar licks.
But it's "The Same Thing" that really sees things open up. Starting off as another solid Pigpen blues number, Jerry's solo begins dismantling the borders of this song. He finds subtle pockets of inspirational phrasing that cause one to slip pleasurably off the edge of the song into a fluid dance of colors and shadows. Where ever he leads, we only want to keep going.”

Nice story Rose. Definitely keep us dog lovers posters. I'm sure she'll warm up to you soon if you already got a lick!